Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free)


  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 ounces organic cream cheese (or a dairy-free cream cheese for a dairy-free option)
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Celtic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or palm shortening for a dairy-free option)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 8 cups baby spinach (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup Parmiagiano-Reggiano cheese (omit for dairy-free)


  1. Place the stock, cream cheese, arrowroot and salt in a blender and blend until combined. Set aside.
  2. Season the chicken with sea salt and pepper and dredge in almond flour, shaking off any excess. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil and swirl the pan to coat. Add the chicken in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add the remaining olive oil, garlic and thyme to the now empty skillet. Cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add the spinach and cook, stirring frequently, until wilted, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the artichokes. Pour in the chicken stock mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce just begins to thicken, about 3-4 minutes. Return the chicken and accumulated juices to the pan. Remove from the heat. Spritz the lemon juice over top and add the cheese. You can serve this with cauliflower rice or soaked brown rice (if you can tolerate rice). Serve immediately.
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